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How can I highlight PDFs?

In windows, I can use Foxit but on Ubuntu x64, what can I use? Foxit seem to only provide a i386 version


You can use Xournal. Works on my 64bit system.

  • Xournal works excellent on my Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. – Erel Segal-Halevi Mar 20 '13 at 10:30
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    It was very basic I suggest not to use it, awful!! – Mohammad Rafiee Jun 1 '13 at 3:57

The KDE default Okular (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Okular) supports highlighting, underlining and so on.

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    Okular really works well for reviewing and annotating files. – nemo Dec 17 '12 at 1:34

Try http://www.mendeley.com/. They have a nice client with a reader that can annotate, and it's great for organizing your PDFs as well.

  • Unfortunately it keeps notes separately from the pdf file. – Alexey Jul 19 '12 at 21:07

I now use Foxit under Wine

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You can install the 32bit foxit on 64bit ubuntu by running the command sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture <name of the file>.deb in a terminal in the same folder as the .deb file.

In such a way, you will not lose the application you are familiar with and you won't have to endure running it through wine either.

Note: the linux version of Foxit does not support text highlighting!

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